Questions: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Community Conversations



Adult English Language Acquisition:

  • What are your successes in helping adults acquire English language skills?
  • How can WIA help English Language Learners be successful in achieving a high school credential or entering post-secondary education and training or employment?
  • What are the challenges you face? What are some possible solutions to those challenges?
  • How might WIA reauthorization improve services to adults learning English?

Adult Literacy Professional Development:

  • What are the successful ingredients needed to help teachers and programs prepare learners for college and / or work?
  • What do you see as some of the greatest challenges? What are some innovative solutions to those challenges?
  • What is needed in the next 5 years to improve professional development?

Assessment:

  • What types of accountability measures are needed to successfully gauge whether adult learners are achieving their goals?
  • What do you see as some of the greatest challenges with our present accountability measures? What are some innovative solutions to those challenges?
  • How might WIA reauthorization support improving our present accountability measures? What are your hopes?

Diversity and Literacy:

  • What successes have you had in meeting the needs of diverse adult learners?
  • What are the challenges? What are some solutions to those challenges?
  • How can WIA reauthorization help meet the needs of diverse adult learners? What are your hopes?

Health Literacy:

  • How can WIA Reauthorization build stronger bridges between the health care profession and adult education?
  • How can adult education programs better prepare adult learners for careers in health services?
  • How can WIA Reauthorization support improving health outcomes through adult education?
  • What are your hopes for WIA reauthorization?

Learning Disabilities:

  • What do you see as some of our greatest challenges in serving adults with learning disabilities? What are some innovative solutions to those challenges?
  • How might WIA reauthorization support improving services to adults with learning disabilities?
  • What qualified support services do adults with Learning Disabilities need to help them be successful in the classroom?

Reading and Writing Skills:

  • What are the ingredients needed to adequately prepare adult learners to successfully read and write at work and/or college settings?
  • What do you see as some of the greatest challenges? What are some innovative solutions to those challenges?
  • How might WIA reauthorization support the learning goals of all adult learners with respect to reading and writing? What are your hopes?

Technology and Distance Learning:

  • What are creative and flexible ways to use technology and / or distance learning to expand access to adult education or help learners make progress toward their goals?
  • What are the barriers? What innovative solutions have you used to address those challenges?
  • What are your hopes for WIA reauthorization?

Transitions to Post-secondary Education:

  • What are the successful ingredients needed to prepare adult learners for success in post-secondary education and training? What are the challenges? What are some innovative solutions to those challenges?
  • What are your hopes for WIA reauthorization?

Workforce Competitiveness:

  • What have been the greatest successes your systems have experienced in putting adult learners on a path to jobs in high growth sectors? How can WIA reauthorization promote better alignment between adult education and workforce development? What types of innovative approaches might work?
  • What are your hopes for WIA reauthorization?




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